FREE Religious/Family Broadcast THIS WEEKEND! [General Conference]

General Conference - free religious broadcast

This weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Why? It's General Conference time! Twice each year (ever 6 months) a huge world-wide religious conference is broadcast, free, from here in Salt Lake City. You can go in person for free, or can watch at home (on TV or your computer) in your PJ's while eating cinnamon rolls like I do.

Yes, the 2-day conference is broadcast by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) which is my personal religion. But no matter what your religious affiliation is, the talks are centered around uplifting you spiritually and bringing your family closer…which is good for anyone, in my book!

Want to learn what it's all about BEFORE watching?

I recommend searching the hashtag #GeneralConference or #ShareGoodness on Instagram and Facebook. It's heartwarming to see families from all over the world come together to watch something so wholesome.

How do we get our kids to sit through 8 hours of sessions?

(one 2-hour morning session and one 2-hour afternoon session on each day)?

We don't! Ha! They get bored after about 5 minutes. So we arm ourselves with lots of kid activities, puzzles and whatnots. Pinterest has amazing ideas as well. My church board has a whole slew of ideas.

So, if you need me, we will be stuffing ourselves and being as lazy as possible this weekend. I seriously can't wait…

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Comments

  1. That’s a nice resource! My brother’s family is Mormon. I’m sort of an unaffiliated Methodist.

    My favorite annual Holy Week broadcast is the week-long livestream of meditations and talks at the Bere Island retreat in Ireland, held by the World Community for Christian Meditation. Tuning into the livestream each day, you can participate in the daily silent meditation with the group, or watch Father Laurence Freeman’s recorded meditation talks on their Youtube channel – all for free.

    Information is here: http://www.wccm.org/content/know-ways-you-can-can-take-part-holy-week-retreat

    The Youtube playlist for Easter Week 2015 is here:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmN5an552ULRVT2bJ2ZTfkpwO7cc1l0Ae

    I love this annual virtual retreat, and for me – as a single, childless person – it is more relevant than family-centered programming, which tends to feel a bit marginalizing.

  2. I love that your answer to getting your kids to sit through all the GC sessions is that you don’t!! My 8 year old boy does pretty well, but my 5 and 2 year old girls played for about 3 hours and 50 minutes of conference today:) keepin it real! Also, our family of soon-to-be 6 is planning a Disney vacation in three years, after we get our mortgage payed off. I just finished reading your first Disney post, and again, thanks for just owning that Disneyland is not cheap! We are prepping and saving now, and I really appreciate all your ideas and tips! Thanks for saying it all like it really is:) enjoy conference Sunday tomorrow!!

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